July 8 2015 Latest news:

Lifestyle

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Keeping sight of the ‘Cockney Sparrow’ in London

Sparrows have a rich history in this city, so let’s hope they stick around, says Bob Gilbert.

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Anu Paalova at Jivita Ayurveda

Alternative therapies: ‘I discovered the healing power of ayurveda’

While practicing yoga around six years ago, Anu Paavola decided she wanted to understand more about her body.

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Education

Figures show more parents are being fined for taking their children out of school during term time, have you been affected?

Have you been fined for taking your child out of school?

Parents who take their children out of school for holidays during term time can be fined £60 - and those who don’t pay may find themselves in court.

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Andrew Marr. Picture: PA/Ian West.

Andrew Marr: ‘I’d want Vladimir Putin to play me in a film about my life’

Andrew Marr, 55, is a former BBC political editor and now presents weekly politics programme The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One. The father-of-three, who lives with his wife, moved to Primrose Hill from south west London in 2013 after suffering a stroke.

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Obituaries

Sandra McGowan has died aged 81

Obituary: Son remembers Hampstead ‘ban the bomb’ CND protestor

A peace activist who was the first woman to be brought before the courts for protesting in the “ban the bomb” Aldermaston Marches has died aged 81.

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